Sentranced Saturday: there’s no such thing as a life in-between
sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.
Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!
“There’s no such thing as a life in-between.”
― Pat Riley
The full quote is actually “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between,” but this particular part is incredibly poignant to me. For some reason this speaks to me almost on a cellular level and in the past couple of weeks I have claimed it as a meditative bell to call my attention onto
I am sure that I am not the only person that struggles with commitment to themselves. I find myself making health and fitness goals, things that I genuinely enjoy participating in, but when the mood strikes me I will throw all my hard work out the window. In the moment my goal doesn’t matter, even though I know I will hate myself five minutes after succumbing to whatever that moment’s whim is.
I want to see, do, and accomplish so much in this life of mine. But I can’t get there if I am not 110% committed. You can have a life in-between, but for me it won’t be a fulfilling one. I don’t want to have any regrets when I look back on my life. I want to live my life to the fullest instead of in-between highs and lows of my own making. This quote brings my focus back and helps me to overcome the impulses, and I am thankful for it.
What do you think about this quote, and what quote do you want to share this week?
Let’s go on another adventure together!